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Teachers are Talking Episode 13

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  • Length: 59:42 minutes (27.33 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

Sharon Peters joined Lisa Parisi, Cheryl Lykowski, and Susan van Gelder to discuss her work with Teachers without Borders - Canadian.

 

Chat here:

Lisa Parisi -> -EdTechTalk: Wow...that's an interesting sound
2008-11-13 19:37:11 [Message] Anne -> -EdTechTalk: It is a cool sound! Very electronic music like!
2008-11-13 19:37:19 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: this reminds me of all the tech difficulties we had in Africa
2008-11-13 19:37:19 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: very techno
2008-11-13 19:37:24 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: keeps us all humble!
2008-11-13 19:37:26 [Message] Anne -> -EdTechTalk: That's better
2008-11-13 19:37:27 [Message] ChristineSouthard -> -EdTechTalk: LOL
2008-11-13 19:37:35 [Message] clykowski -> -EdTechTalk: I love technology
2008-11-13 19:37:52 [Message] karenjan -> -EdTechTalk: in the meantime - can anyone recommend a social networking site for a MS student who is cognitively low but socially wants to be connected with others
2008-11-13 19:37:52 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: this would have been a great sound effect on Halloween
2008-11-13 19:38:03 [Message] Lisa Parisi -> -EdTechTalk: saw your twitter Karen
2008-11-13 19:38:09 [Message] karenjan -> -EdTechTalk: any ideas?
2008-11-13 19:38:14 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: hearing Sharon now :-)
2008-11-13 19:38:27 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: how low karen?
2008-11-13 19:38:32 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: I saw your twitter too - most social networking sites don't advert for that sort of thing
2008-11-13 19:38:36 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: like a 3rd/4th grade level?
2008-11-13 19:38:41 [Message] Dean Mantz -> -EdTechTalk: I am not hearing anyone n0w....was able to hear Lisa earlier
2008-11-13 19:38:42 [Message] karenjan -> -EdTechTalk: not sure - i'm asking for a friend
2008-11-13 19:39:07 [Message] Lisa Parisi -> -EdTechTalk: we are not streaming yet
2008-11-13 19:39:10 [Message] karenjan -> -EdTechTalk: looking for other options besides Club Penguin - more age appropriate
2008-11-13 19:39:13 [Message] Maureen/bcdtech -> -EdTechTalk: @dean I had to close the audio out and restart it to get the audio back
2008-11-13 19:39:42 [Message] Maureen/bcdtech -> -EdTechTalk: yes
2008-11-13 19:39:59 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: http://www.there.com/ I just heard about this virtual world for teens-would this work for your MS student @Karenjan?
2008-11-13 19:39:59 [Message] Anne -> -EdTechTalk: I hear Sharon and Sherryl
2008-11-13 19:40:11 [Message] ChristineSouthard -> -EdTechTalk: @KarenJan Are you looking for students with similar needs or just the same age?
2008-11-13 19:40:15 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: http://twbcanada.ning.com/profile/SharonPeters
2008-11-13 19:40:21 [Message] Dean Mantz -> -EdTechTalk: @Maureen/bcdtech TY!
2008-11-13 19:40:28 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: We're getting it!!! :-) Coming through for everyone but Lisa.
2008-11-13 19:40:45 [Message] susanvg -> -EdTechTalk: we'll be back in a moment
2008-11-13 19:40:48 [Message] karenjan -> -EdTechTalk: either would be great!
2008-11-13 19:40:58 [Message] Dean Mantz -> -EdTechTalk: I will look up and see what the site is for education microblogging that was shared on Plurk a few weeks ago.
2008-11-13 19:41:07 [Message] susanvg -> -EdTechTalk: You can start by viewing the ning that Sharon has shared
2008-11-13 19:41:32 [Message] ChristineSouthard -> -EdTechTalk: We can hear you
2008-11-13 19:41:51 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: there.com says meet new friends, chat with others, play games, make cool stuff... could be fun and it's free.
2008-11-13 19:42:04 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: yes sheryl
2008-11-13 19:42:35 [Message] clykowski -> -EdTechTalk: it's the night of the techie gremlins
2008-11-13 19:43:09 [Message] Maureen/bcdtech -> -EdTechTalk: Had to go answer phone- is there audio now?
2008-11-13 19:43:29 [Message] karenjan -> -EdTechTalk: they're trying to bring Lisa in without success
2008-11-13 19:43:31 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: no audio for me yet
2008-11-13 19:43:52 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: we cannot get the four of us in the skype conf calll - never seen anything like it before
2008-11-13 19:44:14 [Message] susanvg -> -EdTechTalk: Can you hear us now?
2008-11-13 19:44:18 [Message] Maureen/bcdtech -> -EdTechTalk: Thanks Peggy. One of my 6th graders needed his gaggle password. Just gave the kids email addresses in 6th today- they are all excited!
2008-11-13 19:44:18 [Message] clykowski -> -EdTechTalk: okie dokie I think we're ready
2008-11-13 19:44:19 [Message] Lisa Parisi -> -EdTechTalk: we should have sound
2008-11-13 19:44:51 [Message] Maureen/bcdtech -> -EdTechTalk: sound! Susan and Lisa!
2008-11-13 19:44:57 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Hearing now-Yeah!!!!
2008-11-13 19:45:01 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: woot
2008-11-13 19:46:00 [Message] Lisa Parisi -> -EdTechTalk: a long way gone Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
2008-11-13 19:47:05 [Message] Lisa Parisi -> -EdTechTalk: http://www.amazon.com/Long-Way-Gone-Memoirs-Soldier/dp/0374531269/ref=pd...
2008-11-13 19:47:07 [Message] ChristineSouthard -> -EdTechTalk: I'm so glad you got sound, but I g/g put Tori to bed.  Have a happy show.
2008-11-13 19:47:50 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: sorry you have to go Christine
2008-11-13 19:48:18 [Message] Dean Mantz -> -EdTechTalk: Are you back to streaming audio yet?
2008-11-13 19:48:23 [Message] Lisa Parisi -> -EdTechTalk: yes
2008-11-13 19:48:24 [Message] clykowski -> -EdTechTalk: Dean yes
2008-11-13 19:48:34 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: War Dance - great movie about child soldiers in Uganda
2008-11-13 19:48:42 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: what makes it powerful if it is without emotion?
2008-11-13 19:48:48 [Message] karenjan -> -EdTechTalk: Lisa, how do you have time to read, watch Heroes and do the incredible things you do in the classroom?
2008-11-13 19:48:57 [Message] Lisa Parisi -> -EdTechTalk: Very calmly he talks about horrors
2008-11-13 19:49:08 [Message] clykowski -> -EdTechTalk: @karenjan tons of caffeine
2008-11-13 19:49:22 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: so his description brings out the emotion in the readers?
2008-11-13 19:50:15 [Message] Lisa Parisi -> -EdTechTalk: yes Peggy...really an amazing telling
2008-11-13 19:50:38 [Message] Lisa Parisi -> -EdTechTalk: Karen, I don't watch much tv
2008-11-13 19:50:46 [Message] Lisa Parisi -> -EdTechTalk: No time anymore
2008-11-13 19:52:09 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: amazing that Sharon found Teachers Without Borders by googling without even knowing it existed :-)
2008-11-13 19:52:44 [Message] karenjan -> -EdTechTalk: sorry all have to go!
2008-11-13 19:52:46 [Message] glovely -> -EdTechTalk: shots, shots, shots!
2008-11-13 19:53:06 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: bye karen
2008-11-13 19:54:25 [Message] clykowski -> -EdTechTalk: Hi Bryan
2008-11-13 19:54:31 [Message] Bryan F -> -EdTechTalk: Hi
2008-11-13 19:55:23 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: it must have been a challenge to do that kind of planning not knowing exactly what was possible in Africa!
2008-11-13 19:56:45 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: exactly, i follow someone on plurk who is from south Africa and he shares about education is his area and the challenges he faces
2008-11-13 19:56:46 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: what is the skill set they are looking for in TWB?
2008-11-13 19:58:14 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: that's funny-write letters to mom in Excel :-)
2008-11-13 19:58:34 [Message] clykowski -> -EdTechTalk: It's a man thing;-)
2008-11-13 19:59:52 [Message] glovely -> -EdTechTalk: why do you think MORE women didn't go?
2008-11-13 20:00:18 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: i don't think i have the courage to do something like that, to be far away from my family
2008-11-13 20:01:14 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: is it important to be able to go back a second year for the continuity?
2008-11-13 20:01:54 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: wow
2008-11-13 20:02:30 [Message] glovely -> -EdTechTalk: can you tell about a "typical" day?
2008-11-13 20:05:31 [Message] Lisa Parisi -> -EdTechTalk: Welcome dlaufenberg
2008-11-13 20:05:40 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: it's the expense that worries me!
2008-11-13 20:07:14 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: that was incredible growth in such a short time!
2008-11-13 20:07:30 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: are the educators released from teaching during the time that you are there?
2008-11-13 20:09:44 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: @Shron-do you know if/how the teachers you trained are continuing to use the tools?
2008-11-13 20:13:50 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: it seems like the relationships are essential! Great point!
2008-11-13 20:16:08 [Message] glovely -> -EdTechTalk: what is the ideal size of group?
2008-11-13 20:16:41 [Message] glovely -> -EdTechTalk: does the personnel chosen determine the efforts or vice versa?
2008-11-13 20:16:52 [Message] clykowski -> -EdTechTalk: http://www.teacherswithoutborders.org/
2008-11-13 20:17:39 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: are the schools in session when you are there or are the teachers released to attend training?
2008-11-13 20:17:53 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: did you ever feel unsafe in Africa? was that a worry for you?
2008-11-13 20:19:21 [Message] dlaufenberg -> -EdTechTalk: when I traveled in S. Africa you had to make wise choices about where you went and to not go too many places alone.  cape town was a more 'safe' feeling environment than jo-burg... IMHO
2008-11-13 20:19:23 [Message] Lisa Parisi -> -EdTechTalk: Hey Durff...welcome
2008-11-13 20:19:26 [Message] susanvg -> -EdTechTalk: Hi Durff
2008-11-13 20:19:34 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk: DINNERTIME
2008-11-13 20:19:41 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk: LISTENING
2008-11-13 20:19:49 [Message] clykowski -> -EdTechTalk: Hey Durff;-)
2008-11-13 20:19:49 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk: oops
2008-11-13 20:19:52 [Message] susanvg -> -EdTechTalk: Hope dinner is good
2008-11-13 20:20:04 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk: sorry, not shouting
2008-11-13 20:20:12 [Message] clykowski -> -EdTechTalk: @Durff what's for dinner?
2008-11-13 20:20:44 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk: homemade vegan mac n' cheese
2008-11-13 20:20:48 [Message] glovely -> -EdTechTalk: How does TWB choose the locations?
2008-11-13 20:21:36 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: I know you took a lot of pictures--were they concerned about that or did you find people willing to be photographed?
2008-11-13 20:21:57 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: definitely
2008-11-13 20:22:32 [Message] dlaufenberg -> -EdTechTalk: the children of south africa LOVED being photographed... loved seeing their images on the digital cameras...
2008-11-13 20:24:37 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: be sure to watch Sharon's video of her photos and experiences in Africa. It's fantastic! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1Ckf8B2MMQ
2008-11-13 20:26:39 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: that is awesome!
2008-11-13 20:28:00 [Message] glovely -> -EdTechTalk: what is the cost of that sort of person?
2008-11-13 20:28:28 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: what a gift of love
2008-11-13 20:28:35 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: can we choose which school we want it to go to? XO buy one get one?
2008-11-13 20:28:37 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: http://www.widernet.org/digitallibrary/
2008-11-13 20:29:19 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Sharon is such a model of giving and compassion!
2008-11-13 20:31:38 [Message] dlaufenberg -> -EdTechTalk: when you take away the information scarcity... wonderful things start to happen
2008-11-13 20:31:42 [Message] clykowski -> -EdTechTalk: http://laptop.org/?gclid=CLiUq6jC85YCFQOuFQodnheVZA
2008-11-13 20:32:08 [Message] clykowski -> -EdTechTalk: http://amazon.com/xo
2008-11-13 20:32:18 [Message] clykowski -> -EdTechTalk: November 17th
2008-11-13 20:34:00 [Message] dlaufenberg -> -EdTechTalk: if my SLA students were able to raise the money for an egranary... do you have a school in mind that we can send this to?
2008-11-13 20:34:03 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: me too - i plan to share this in my blog
2008-11-13 20:34:32 [Message] glovely -> -EdTechTalk: Africa is not as scary as everyone seems to think - it is a full and glorious place
2008-11-13 20:35:01 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: wow! Connectivism course? he must have a very good understanding of the English language :-)
2008-11-13 20:35:44 [Message] susanvg -> -EdTechTalk: South Africa and Kenya are English speaking countries because they wre both part of the Commonwealth
2008-11-13 20:36:29 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: I speak English too but have trouble understanding some of the Connectivism content :-)
2008-11-13 20:37:19 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: http://school2school.ning.com/main/authorization/signIn?target=http%3A%2...
2008-11-13 20:37:31 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: @sharon-has anything come of the wikispace we wanted to create following the WOW2 webcast to find ways to get involved with the Africa project?
2008-11-13 20:38:27 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: @peggy, could we mention this info in the newsletter?
2008-11-13 20:38:36 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: that Ning link says we need to be invited.
2008-11-13 20:38:45 [Message] Lisa Parisi -> -EdTechTalk: Why don't we Kim?
2008-11-13 20:38:54 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: i think we should
2008-11-13 20:38:56 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: http://twbcanada.org/
2008-11-13 20:39:01 [Message] Lisa Parisi -> -EdTechTalk: Feature this show as a lead...who's turn is it?
2008-11-13 20:39:13 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: i believe peggy's
2008-11-13 20:39:16 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: we can definitely promote/explain in the newsletter-we will need a description from Sharon to be sure we have the correct detail
2008-11-13 20:39:44 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: I already have the feature info for this week's newsletter so maybe we could put it in next week? closer to Thanksgiving :-)
2008-11-13 20:40:17 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: funny that you should mention a newsletter.... we are trying to put together one ourselves
2008-11-13 20:41:00 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: before Thanksgiving is a great idea Peggy!
2008-11-13 20:41:10 [Message] Lisa Parisi -> -EdTechTalk: Is that yours Kim or mine?
2008-11-13 20:41:16 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk: uh?
2008-11-13 20:41:17 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: http://www.problogger.net/archives/2008/10/28/how-to-build-a-successful-email-newsletter/  this is an excellent article shared by Lorna today about writing newsletters. Great resource!
2008-11-13 20:41:32 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk: what did i do now?
2008-11-13 20:41:34 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: absolutely!
2008-11-13 20:42:28 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk: that ning is by invitation only
2008-11-13 20:42:47 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: newsletter after me is Lisa Durff
2008-11-13 20:42:58 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk: uh? when?
2008-11-13 20:43:06 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk: you will tell me, right?
2008-11-13 20:43:07 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: Nov. 21 or 22
2008-11-13 20:43:10 [Message] Lisa Parisi -> -EdTechTalk: Ok...so Durff can do a write up for Sharon
2008-11-13 20:43:13 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk: like that Friday?
2008-11-13 20:43:14 [Message] dlaufenberg -> -EdTechTalk: am wondering if gcast works in africa?
2008-11-13 20:43:38 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk: not unless they have internet
2008-11-13 20:43:46 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk: but Audacity does
2008-11-13 20:43:52 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: no it doesn't
2008-11-13 20:43:56 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: says we need to be invited by email with a link
2008-11-13 20:43:59 [Message] Lisa Parisi -> -EdTechTalk:  http://teachersaretalking.blogspot.com/
2008-11-13 20:44:00 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk: that is how i do primary podcasts
2008-11-13 20:44:04 [Message] sharonp -> -EdTechTalk: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=kenya&w=53346833%40N00
2008-11-13 20:44:19 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk: i upload to internet later
2008-11-13 20:44:35 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk: they have no internet in the little people wing
2008-11-13 20:45:04 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: such an exciting opportunity! Thank you for sharing it with us Sharon!
2008-11-13 20:45:07 [Message] Lisa Parisi -> -EdTechTalk: Thank you all for coming.
2008-11-13 20:46:14 [Message] kcaise -> -EdTechTalk: thank you all
2008-11-13 20:46:23 [Message] PeggyG -> -EdTechTalk: night all
2008-11-13 20:46:34 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk: applause!
2008-11-13 20:46:47 [Message] mrsdurff -> -EdTechTalk: cheerio!!